HPE appoints Microsoft veteran as new head of GreenLake

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced the appointment of Microsoft veteran Keith White as its new head of HPE GreenLake.

Reporting to HPE’s president of hybrid IT Phil Davis, White will lead the newly-created GreenLake business unit, as the firm looks to become the top edge-to-cloud platform-as-a-service provider.

With more than 20 years’ experience at Microsoft, White played a central role in developing Microsoft's end-to-end, go-to-market and cloud business strategy. His most recent role as head of Intelligence Cloud, Worldwide Commercial Business, included playing a key role in driving significant Azure growth over seven consecutive years, HPE said.

White also brings extensive experience in worldwide field sales and marketing, partner ecosystem development and business strategy leadership to his role at HPE.

“As we transform to become the premier edge-to-cloud platform-as-a-service company, Keith’s role is fundamental to ensuring HPE continues to deliver a seamless cloud experience for our customers’ and partners’ workloads, at the edge, across all their clouds, and in the data centre,” Davis commented.

Last week, HPE announced the imminent launch of HPE GreenLake Central, the latest addition to its GreenLake IT-as-a-service platform, which has been designed to manage workloads from the edge to cloud computing.

Part of its plan to offer its complete portfolio as-a-service by 2022, Davis said the model builds on the momentum of GreenLake and provides all the tools required to run, manage and optimise a customer’s entire hybrid IT estate.

In two years, the platform has grown to more than 740 customers worldwide, including 160 new businesses, HPE said, while the channel has generated over 200% growth in 2019 alone.

“The cloud is not a destination. It’s an experience and operating model,” Davis added. “And with leaders like Keith White – and solutions like HPE GreenLake Central – we will be bringing the benefits of hybrid IT to more and more customers, worldwide.”

Daniel Todd

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